Category Archives: Gracepoint

TCA NEWS: FOX’s GRACEPOINT With David Tennant & Anna Gunn

Remember the big Gracepoint photo shoot at Victoria’s Island View Beach in early May? FOX released some of the promotional stills last weekend for the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Broadchurch–inspired series Gracepoint is about a young boy Danny Solano found dead on Gracepoint Beach below a cliff-face, with everyone in the small northern California town a suspect. The murder [...]

LOCATION: David Tennant Talks about Victoria as GRACEPOINT

Small Town Secrets Are Never Small. David Tennant: “I think Victoria has afforded us some fantastic locations. It’s one of those places where you have four seasons in one day which works rather well for our story. You go from these beautiful days where the sky is the bluest of blues and then three hours [...]

WRAP: GRACEPOINT Thank you to Victoria & Set Sale in Saanich

Gracepoint: Welcome to America’s Last Hometown. Main Street Since 1856. After four months of filming, the Gracepoint banners will come down on Oak Bay Avenue in Oak Bay Village, one of four hubs in the greater Victoria area which played the northern California coastal town: Oak Bay Village, home to the Gracepoint Journal, the Crestview Inn [...]

TRAILER: GRACEPOINT With David Tennant & Anna Gunn To Air Thursdays at 9 on FOX This Fall

Welcome to Gracepoint. A Quiet Place. A Friendly Place. Until Today. Gracepoint’s Main Street. Welcome to America’s Last Hometown, aka Oak Bay Village in Victoria. Gracepoint pier, aka Sidney pier. Welcome to Gracepoint, aka Oak Bay in Victoria. North Beach crime scene, aka Island View Beach. Related: Gracepoint films Danny Solano Crime Scene at Island [...]

PHOTO SHOOT: More From GRACEPOINT Photo Shoot at Victoria’s Island View Beach

As Broadchurch-inspired series Gracepoint wraps up filming of its final episodes (with a different killer) in greater Victoria and cast prepares to leave B.C.’s capital, American network FOX ramps up its promotion of the murder mystery. Last Sunday, a big cast photo shoot took place at Island View Beach and the Victoria Times Colonist (click [...]

SETS: GRACEPOINT’s Harvey Ridge Hut & Crestview Inn in Victoria

On screen, Gracepoint’s Harvey Ridge Hut in Harvey Ridge Park will look like it’s high on a northern California cliff with a “steep drop off” to North Beach below where young Danny Solano’s body is found but is actually a set on turf only six feet above Victoria’s Island View Beach. Weathered park map.   [...]

PHOTO SHOOT: Crew Test for GRACEPOINT Body Bag Shoot at Victoria’s Island View Beach

Sometime on Sunday evening, Gracepoint Productions used this bit of elevated turf at Island View Beach for a cast photo shoot. I had to leave, but it was fun to see this crewbie dressed in a body bag for an afternoon test shot from below. Related: Gracepoint Detectives & Suspects Photo Shoot on Victoria’s Island [...]

PHOTO SHOOT: GRACEPOINT Detectives (David Tennant & Anna Gunn) & Suspects at Victoria’s Island View Beach

The sun came out just in time for the big Gracepoint cast photo at Island View Beach north of Victoria on Sunday, after several torrential downpours made earlier individual photo shoots difficult. The photographer tested the group cast photo on Saturday with crew alternating as regular crew moving the light stands and prop CSI tent around or as stand-ins for cast — “Stand there and [...]

PHOTO SHOOT: David Tennant, Anna Gunn & Camera Drone at GRACEPOINT Photo Shoot on Victoria’s Island View Beach

Gracepoint rehearsed a big photo shoot on Island View Beach north of Victoria on Saturday with crew as stand-ins for cast and then did the real thing on Sunday amid locals and what seemed like hundreds of dogs. Here is the fun and clearly expensive photo shoot of leads David Tennant (Doctor Who/Broadchurch) and Anna Gunn [...]

SHOOT: David Tennant Films GRACEPOINT at the Police Station Set in Sidney

Broadchurch–inspired series Gracepoint stars David Tennant of timey-wimey Doctor Who fame, reprising his role as the lead detective investigating a boy’s murder in a small seaside town, a murder that becomes a national media feeding frenzy. This time the murder happens in the northern California coastal town of Gracepoint played by four hubs in the greater Victoria area: Oak Bay Village, home to the Gracepoint [...]

SET: GRACEPOINT’s Harvey Ridge Lookout Set at Victoria’s Island View Beach

After filming the murdered boy’s crime scene earlier this week, Broadchurch adaption Gracepoint is expected to shift to its Harvey Ridge Lookout set this Thursday, also on Island View Beach but on private land next to the regional park. On screen, the Harvey Ridge Hut will appear like it’s high on the cliff above North Beach where the Solano boy’s body [...]